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Changing education for a changing world
The world is changing and, as teachers, we are preparing students to be active participants in the their communities. This website includes a variety of information that is all connected to 21st Century learning, Sustainable Development education and world geography. You will learn how you can take this information/resources and apply it to your school/community. Holistic approach to teaching/learning.
Remember that EVERYTHING is interconnected. Use the global competency matrix and curriculum guide to connect global perspectives, sustainability, and 21st century skills to your curriculum.
In the news
Minutes from Utah State Capitol Building
Ms. Merinda Davis, teacher, Social Studies, Lakeridge Junior High School, Alpine School District, spoke about implementation of Finnish education practices in her classroom, such as getting students more involved in their communities, modifying grading to better reflect student knowledge, and providing more time for movement and individual learning opportunities. Ms. Davis said that children in her classroom are also working directly with Finnish students.
The Philippines: Ethno-Religious Diversity and Human Rights in a Transitioning Democracy
June 20 - July 20, 2015
Northern Illinois community college instructors and high school social or global studies teachers are invited to apply for this four-week Fulbright-Hays Group Project Abroad seminar based in Manila, the capital city of the Philippines, on the island of Luzon. Six community college instructors and six high school teachers will be chosen for this program, which is funded by the US Department of Education. Funding covers all participant expenses, including international air travel. Applications are due Feb. 1.
Teachers for a Global Classroom
Global education is integral to building 21st century skills, and teachers are the greatest resource to empower students as global citizens. TGC equips fellows with the global competencies necessary to bring an international perspective to their schools.
Teaching and learning is transformed through targeted training, an international field experience, and global collaboration. TGC is a program of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and administered by IREX.